|Julius Menn 30Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Julius Menn was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on March 30, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Julius was born in the Danzig area in 1929, and he talks about his early years there. Danzig was an independent, liberal enclave on the Baltic Sea (surrounded by Poland and Germany), created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. Julius' father was a businessman from a Hasidic background in Russia...
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|Gregorio Brilovich 14apr2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Gregorio Brilovich, a retired engineer who grew up in Uruguay and Chile, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 14, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Born in Latvia in 1921, Gregorio left with his parents at the age of four. Unable to immigrate to the US, they ended up in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. The family eventually owned dairy factories and a store, which they lost when the government took over the dairy industry...
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